Saturday, March 26, 2016

Ian Eccles-Smith

Cool story on this one. As anyone who has been here for a while knows, the Dorobo label has been a staple of my diet for many years now. Triggered by a fascination with Alan Lamb's wire 'music' and the Atomic Weight compilation featuring the works of Dumb Type. and Ryoji Ikeda and a bit more experimental than my usual fare, I was hooked and did a deep dive into the catalogue.

Over the years I've been in communication with many of the artists on the label and they have been more than gracious enough not only to reply and maintain a friendly dialogue they've also been willing to share music with a genuine spirit of openness that it should be shared.

The album, Clubbed 2 Death, which I discovered via the Trash Trance compilation, has always been on my radar as there has only been a 128kbps version available on Ian's website and the CD has never shown up anywhere other than a listing on Discogs. Eventually, I just shot an email to him in hopes of tracking down a copy.

Wouldn't you know, he was more than happy to not only respond but upload a lossless version to his Soundcloud page. Joy of joys! We exchanged some emails and he was kind enough to provide some back stories on a few of the releases in which he was involved, including Loggerhead's Demons In Rapture.

So, for your enjoyment, another HTCIS exclusive (kind of):

Clubbed 2 Death (1992)

Apsilene (2003)

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